PhD Biostatistician, Research Scientist in HIV & Adult Oncology

Boston, MA
Sep 23, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time


Located in Boston and the surrounding communities and affiliated with Harvard, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment and disease knowledge; we educate tomorrow's physicians and researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

The Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Data Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks an experienced and highly motivated PhD biostatistician to engage collaboratively with investigators on basic science, animal models, and human research in HIV disease and multiple areas of adult oncology. This position is funded by NIH grants to Harvard Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC). The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Research Scientist promotion track includes the ranks of Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist and Principal Research Scientist.

The Department of Data Sciences employs more than 50 PhD biostatisticians and bioinformatics experts and is affiliated with both the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School.


Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative work on study design, data analysis, and manuscript preparation in HIV disease and adult oncology for laboratory, animal model, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, prevention, and outcomes research.
  • Statistical assistance to both junior and senior HIV and cancer investigators with NIH and Foundation grant proposals and progress reports.


  • PhD in biostatistics or a related field is required.
  • At least 2 years of post-PhD collaborative experience in medical research are required.
  • Prior experience in medical study statistical design and analysis, HIV, and/or oncology research is a plus.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.